Fish or Treat: 6 Halloween Inspired Fish

Illustrated by Hannah Dean; Written by Patrick Cooney In October of last year we brought you fish that inspired scary Halloween costumes.  This year we bring you a new gang of ghastly fish with Halloween inspired names.   Vampire Fish Vampire fish have massive 6 inch fangs used to impale fish.  Although vampire fish have a Transylvania inspired…

Did animators know that two of three “Finding Nemo” sharks cannibalized their own siblings?

By Patrick Cooney, Certified Fisheries Scientist  Finding Nemo is riddled with biological inaccuracies, including one that we previously explained: Nemo’s dad, Marlin, should have become a female (Marlene?) who mates with her own son, Nemo.  Despite the animators missing an opportunity for an incredible biological plot twist, perhaps they were biologically accurate when making sharks Bruce, Chum, and Anchor feel…

Fill in the blank: You are more likely to be killed by a ________ than a shark.

Tobey Curtis (@Mojoshark), Guest Author, PhD Candidate, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Tobey’s recent research suggests an optimistic outlook for the recovery of White Sharks in the Western Atlantic Ocean since protective measures were enacted in 1990s. Did you come up with one of the following to fill in the above…